(Closed) Big man on flimsy chiavari chair?

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I really don’t think you will have a problem – unless the chairs themselves are cheap.  We had chiavari chairs, my husband is 6’4" 250 lbs.  and he had no problem, his brother is bigger, and we have some bigger relatives that were also fine.  I think the chairs do seem fragile, because they look fragile, but really they should be fine.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

What if you were to rent 2 chairs for him, 1 chivari and one that is sturdier? Then you could put the chivari chair at  his place setting and leave the extra chair close by, off to the side. That way he could swap out the chairs if he needed to and could do it quickly without making a big deal out of it. You wouldn’t need to say anything I don’t think; heavier people tend to seek out sturdier furniture on their own.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

yeah, I have family members bigger than that…..they seemed fine.  at least no broken chairs.  yes, they were wood.  I know they look so tiny, the legs and stuff are so thin.  I don’t know about getting him his own chair….that might be embarassing.  Then he would know you were thinking he’d break the chair or something.  Did you ask the rental co about the weight limit?  Not everyone is super-thin, and these chairs are traditionally used in weddings…..I can’t imagine very overweight people not being able to sit at a wedding ; )

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Does anyone have experience on this with plastic chiavari chairs?  I have some relatives and coworkers >300lbs.

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